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Armani Hotel Dubai: in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

15 May 2011

It’s not cheap to stay at Georgio Armani’s hotel in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Rooms normally start at around $600 per night, and suites can cost many times that. The 160-room hotel, which is the designer’s first, reflects his minamalist style and offers stunning views of downtown Dubai. The Armani Hotel Dubai will be the first of many Armani and Emaar properties, with hotels and resorts planned for Milan, Marrakech, and Marassi.

The Armani Hotel Dubai is a truly unique experience, melding the eponymous fashion designer’s elegant, understated style with an extreme address in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 2,716 feet. For his debut hotel, Giorgio Armani has dressed it in distinctive furnishings, fabric wallpaper and limestone floors.

Entering in the lobby, employees in Armani suits, seemingly recruited from modeling agencies, greet guests. They are struck by the lobby’s dramatic C-shaped leather sectional and Arabic-style arches — grandeur tempered by Armani’s signature subdued color palette — and by the absence of a check-in desk (that drudgery happens out of the public eye).

A host guides the guests to the rooms through futuristic zebrawood-paneled corridors trimmed with lights; the doors are flush with the walls and seem to float. In the 160 guestrooms, Armani’s familiar touch permeates every detail. Kingsize beds are wrapped tightly in checkered bedspreads like a birthday gift. The closets are intriguingly hidden behind panels, and the gently curving walls provide a subtly sophisticated reminder of the sky-high location.

A good cure for jet lag is the hotel’s outdoor pool and 12,000-square-foot spa on the third floor. It’s all a prelude to the on-site nightlife, which includes eight restaurants and a nightclub — at all of which fashion is (naturally) the theme. Global dance beats thump as videos of models in Armani play on a giant LED wall.

Elsewhere, hard-to-get Armani accessories are for sale at the hotel’s boutique, like watches and handbags from the Giorgio Armani Privé collection and an elegant selection of Italian sweets. Each of the restaurants dish out a different cuisine offering visitors a wide choice of culinary options that reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Dubai. Armani/Hashi presents a delectable take on traditional and modern cuisine and offers some of the best sushi in the city. Armani/Amal offers delightful Indian delicacies and a stunning view of the Dubai Fountain, which gives the city yet another superlative — the fountain is billed as the tallest performing one on earth.

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Galaxy opens today in Macau!

15 May 2011

The Galaxy Macau, a multibillion-dollar casino resort complex, opened Sunday as Macau aims to draw a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese who have helped the city become the world’s most lucrative gambling market.

The casino, with 450 gambling tables and space for up to 1,500 slot machines, is the only one scheduled to open in the southern Chinese city this year. The $1.9 billion complex also boasts a 4,000-square meter wave pool and an artificial beach built with 350 tons of white sand. Guests can stay at three hotels, including one run by Singapore’s Banyan Tree and another by Japan’s Okura, with a total of 2,200 rooms.

Tropical and Japanese gardens, a Japanese tea pavilion, a Scottish-themed whiskey bar, 50 restaurants, a private members’ club and a shopping street are other draws. A nine-screen 3-D movie theater is to open later this year.

The launch of Macau’s 34th casino comes as the city seeks to diversify its economy away from gambling after years of searing growth that helped it overtake Las Vegas as the world’s top casino market.

Macau’s casino profits have been boosted by high-spending gamblers visiting from the Chinese mainland, many of whom travel on short junkets run by companies that lend them money to gamble and then collect debts once they return. The former Portuguese colony aims to develop cultural and entertainment attractions that can draw more middle-class families who will stay longer.

Macau’s economy has boomed since a four-decade casino monopoly was broken up in 2002, opening the way for U.S. and Australian operators to enter the market with local partners. Monthly casino revenues so far in 2011 have grown by at least 33 percent, after surging by more than half last year to $23.5 billion. The Las Vegas strip, in contrast, raked in $5.8 billion in revenue in 2010. Unlike Vegas, Macau has few attractions that don’t involve gambling.

“We are happy to follow the Macau government’s development strategy and build new momentum not driven by gaming culture,” said Galaxy Chairman Lui Che-woo, a Hong Kong-based billionaire who built his fortune on property and construction. The company expects a third of visitors to be high-rollers while the rest will be the so-called mass market, said Galaxy Vice Chairman Francis Lui, who is Lui Che-woo’s son.

Galaxy is hoping to attract visitors from other Asian countries such as Japan who will stay at least two days, half a day longer than average, Francis Lui said. The average length of stay for Las Vegas visitors is 3.6 days.

Francis Lui added that the casino has capacity to add another 150 gambling tables, depending on demand.

Galaxy Entertainment operates five other casinos in Macau, a special administrative region of China and the only place in the country where casinos are legal. It competes with market leader SJM Holdings Ltd., as well as Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.

Macau’s leaders have taken steps to prevent unrestrained casino expansion and encourage the city’s development as a tourist destination. The government last year announced it would withhold approval of new projects and cap the number of gambling tables until 2013. Last year, more than 80 percent of its 25 million visitors were from Hong Kong and mainland China.

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Galaxy Macau™ to open on 15 May 2011

8 May 2011

15th May 2011 – Grand opening for Hotel Galaxy Macau.

Eagerly awaited destination resort projected to be a major attraction for millions of Macau visitors every year

Galaxy Entertainment Group announced that Galaxy Macau, the newest and most eagerly anticipated integrated destination resort in the Cotai entertainment area, will open on 15 May, starting the countdown toward Macau’s biggest opening for 2011.

Over 97% of Macau’s almost 25 million visitors in 2010 were from Asia, according to Macau Government Tourist Office statistics. Visitors from mainland China and Hong Kong, which are considered the primary feeder markets in the immediate term, together totaled 22 million or 81% in 2010.

Accommodation at Galaxy Macau will be provided by three iconic Asian hotel brands: It will include the 250 suites and 10 floating villas of the Banyan Tree Macau; the 500-room Hotel Okura Macau; and the 1,500-room Galaxy Hotel, which will become GEG’s flagship Cotai hotel. The three hotels will be available to guests on the opening day. Galaxy Macau also marks the entry into the Macau market for both the Singapore-based Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Japan’s most prominent hotel company.

Banyan Tree also brings with it the first Banyan Tree Spa in the Pearl River Delta. At 2,800 square meters, the Banyan Tree Spa Macau – the biggest in the Banyan Tree group – will include 21 treatment rooms as well as a private spa floor for its hotel guests.

Of the more than 50 restaurants and bars found at Galaxy Macau™ a number of them are attractions in their own right. Here the exquisite tastes of Japanese Kaiseki contend with Michelin recommended Cantonese offerings. Just across the gardens and around the corner guests can enjoy the best Korean barbecue to be found outside of Seoul. These are only but to name a few of the treats awaiting our guests.

At a total investment of HK$14.9 billion, the 550,000-square-meter Galaxy Macau is the first truly integrated resort property of its kind because it is the only one in Macau with real resort features. Most prominent of these is the property’s spectacular 52,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck, where a 350-ton white sand beach frames the 4,000-square-meter Skytop Wave Pool – the world’s largest of its kind – generating waves that will reach as high as 1.5 meters. Several pools, tropical and Japanese gardens, a traditional Japanese tea pavilion and private cabanas will dot the Grand Resort Deck area, making it perfect for private and corporate functions.

Upon opening Galaxy Macau will feature more than 50 international dining outlets. True to its focus on providing an authentic Asian resort experience, more than half of them will serve Asian cuisines, making it the widest such selection in Macau under one roof. The selection makes it possible for visitors to eat at Galaxy Macau once a week for a year and never eat at the same restaurant twice.

Rounding out Galaxy Macau’s resort offering will be extensive in-house entertainment across multiple live stages and clubs including the ultra-exclusive China Rouge, a hybrid private membership club, performance theatre, bar and restaurant conceptualized by renowned Hong Kong designer Alan Chan to evoke a modern vision of 1930s Shanghai. It is anticipated that China Rouge will instantly become one of the trendiest nightspots in Macau, drawing discerning clientele from around the region. Of particular note, Galaxy Macau is proud to announce its plans for a 9-screen, 3D, multi-function cinema theatre to follow later this year. Open to Galaxy Macau guests and the local community, the theatre will be state-of-the-art and the first of its kind in Macau. The property will also feature a retail boulevard offering a unique shopping experience of Asian as well as international brands.

Banyan Tree Macau

The world-renowned Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts brings its exquisite “Sanctuary for the Senses” philosophy to the Galaxy Macau™. Taking its name from the strong and graceful banyan tree—a centuries-old symbol under which one finds peace of mind and internal harmony—Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is consistently listed among the top hotels of Asia.

Banyan Tree Macau is an exclusive resort comprising 250 suites and 10 pool villas. It is the first high-rise urban resort in the world to feature private indoor relaxation pools in all of its expansive suites, and the only luxury hotel in Macau with full-sized resort villas amidst private gardens with a private swimming pool.

Each opulent suite and villa is a tribute to Oriental design, with high ceilings and ornate furnishings, complemented by auspicious vermillion red accents.

All guests receive a myriad of top-of-the-line comforts, including LCD TV, stereo system, mini safe, mini bar, bathrobes and turndown service in the evenings. Villa guests can also enjoy Banyan Tree’s famed Asian hospitality through a dedicated butler service provided by the exclusively appointed Resort Host.

Hotel Okura Macau

The legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts brings its signature blend of modern comfort and tradition to the Galaxy Macau™, providing a distinctly Japanese interpretation of “World Class, Asian Heart” hospitality for guests at this spectacular resort. Leisure and business travelers at Hotel Okura Macau can choose from opulent suites or luxurious guest rooms that offer the highest-quality relaxation through Okura’s harmonious combination of function and comfort. Okura was founded on the principle that its hotels must consistently offer the best accommodation, cuisine and service … a complete experience that visitors to Macau may now experience for the first time, only at Galaxy Macau.

Galaxy Hotel

The Galaxy Hotel’s 1,500 rooms and suites represent an evolution of resort accommodations. Luxurious and beautiful, these contemporary rooms offer five-star amenities throughout and stunning views that stretch to the city or water landscape. They also afford guests a level of deep comfort that conveys a kind of respect that only a host with true Asian Heart can present.

Banyan Tree SPA
The renowned award-winning Banyan Tree Spa offers a myriad of Asian health and beauty treatments and therapies as well as Banyan Tree Gallery products, which helping make the Galaxy Macau™ the most complete holiday destination in the city. Discover a Sanctuary for the Senses amidst more than 2,800 square meters of treatment rooms and facilities, staffed by gracious and professional therapists and framed by twin tropical pools. It’s World-Class relaxation delivered with Asian Heart only at Galaxy Macau.

Grand Resort Deck
The Galaxy Macau’s amazing Grand Resort Deck makes it Macau’s first true resort, offering guests all the pleasures of a tropical holiday. Swim in the world’s largest skytop wave pool, build a sandcastle, or simply pull up a lounge chair and sunbathe along 150 meters of shoreline.

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Aka Resort wonderful accomodation in Hua Hin (Thailand)

18 November 2010

AKA Resort is an exclusive all private villa lakeside retreat located in the historic seaside resort of Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s oldest and most traditional resorts for both Thais and overseas visitors. Hua Hin, a sanctuary frequented by the Thai Royal Family and nobility is home to the summer palace of King Rama VII, built by the King of Thailand as a hideaway naming it Klai Kang Won, meaning Far From Worries. Today, this is home for Their Majesties. Hua Hin is rich in cultural heritage and is within easy reach of Bangkok.

Designed by the Architect of other luxury five star internationally acclaimed spa resorts, AKA Resort offers elegant villas with emphasis on utmost privacy and attention to detail.

Voted top ten boutique resorts in South East Asia, AKA Resort nestles reclusively against a gentle hillside just ten minutes from Hua Hin’s charming town centre. Its design is elegant chic, blending traditional Thai and contemporary architecture. Fringed by mountains and blessed with natural lakes, monastic tranquility permeates AKA Resort affording it a unique ambiance.

Guest villas are dotted around 10 acres of verdant tropical landscape and include private individual infinity-edge swimming pools, garden terraces, private courtyards and sala roof gardens. A retreat, an oasis of calm, a refuge from the pillages of modern city life, AKA Resort offers its guests a unique opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and rediscover their zest for life.

AKA Story

A design retreat otherwise known as Resort was inspired by an ancient hilltribe known as the AKA. The AKA originated in the Tibetan Highlands and Yunnan in China and have over the years migrated to various countries including Northern Thailand. The AKA are a deeply spiritual people with a desire for simplicity and continuity pervading their daily lives. The AKA are known for their extraordinary costumes and exotic appearance.

AKA Resort, inspired by the AKA philosophy, offers guests an oasis in which to relax and revitalize. Based on the AKA’s love of nature, AKA Resort presents its guests with a healing, harmonious and intimate lifestyle in discreet villas. Outstanding resort facilities include, an elegant Zen Spa, a 35 metre lakeside infinity-edge swimming pool, tranquil lakes and mountain scenes, and together with exceptional service, make AKA Resort the ultimate lifestyle retreat.

Enjoy Hua Hin’s natural beauty from an exclusive luxury villa. Each villa offers a private infinity pool, sun deck terrace and open-air sunken bath. The rooftop gardens provide the ideal setting for a meditative retreat amidst Thailand’s serene countryside. Hua Hin’s history as an exclusive royal destination instills each private villa with a touch of luxury and elegance.

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Moo 7, Baan Nhong Hiang
Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin
Thailand
E-mail: reservation@akaresorts.com

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Hotel Ovest in Piacenza (Italy) comfort for business travellers

13 November 2010

Whatever is the reason for the business trip (fairs, training courses, contracts, etc.), the hotel Ovest is ready to welcome guests with rooms that are particularly suitable for their needs: orthopedic mattresses, non-allergenic pillows, wide desks, free Internet access, satellite TV, perfect sound proofing and a lavish buffet in the morning. Protecting one’s sleep to guarantee a perferct start on the next day is undoubtedly a guest’s right… For hotel Ovest is their real mission.

For its strategic position in the heart of Italy, Piacenza boasts a millenary tradition as a meeting point for merchants, travelers and even pilgrims. Easy to reach by any means, far from the chaotic traffic of large cities, it is an ideal place to organize events, meetings and celebrations. For such occasions, the Hotel Ovest has become a reference point in town for its 3 modular rooms which may welcome up to 100 people. Fitted with the most modern equipment, they feature warm colors and high quality materials.

Hotel OVEST
Via Primo Maggio, 82
29121 Piacenza, Italy
Telephone +39 0523 712222
www.hotelovest.it

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Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas

9 November 2010

One of the newest Las Vegas hotels dotting the skyline, the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is a luxury resort towering high above the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers sweeping, panoramic views of the city set against a majestic backdrop of the surrounding mountains.

An impressive addition to the Las Vegas skyline, the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas resides at the prestigious address where the Strip intersects Fashion Show Drive. This luxurious Resort is walking distance to world-renowned shopping at the adjacent Fashion Show Mall and is a short taxi ride to some of the city’s most famed dining, shopping and casinos.

The Trump Las Vegas is home to 1,282 graciously furnished Las Vegas hotel suites and 50 Penthouse suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows affording exceptional views. Adjacent to the city’s best shopping and resort casinos, this 5 star Las Vegas hotel is mere steps from the exhilaration of the Strip.

Sophisticated but never pretentious, attentive but never intrusive, Trump Attaché™ is service without boundaries. The hotel and concierge services at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas include:

  • A Trump Attaché for each guest, providing comprehensive business and personal services
  • Personal Shopping and custom-stocked refrigerator and kitchen prior to arrival based on preferences
  • Complimentary local telephone calls and local fax transmission retrieval 

The Pool at Trump
A modern marvel of the pool and spa level of the hotel,over looks the city. The pool at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas invites guests to swim in beautiful waters set against the dramatic backdrop of the soaring Trump tower. Modern, full-service, semi-private cabanas ring the pool with H2(EAU) serving cocktails and lighter American fare directly to your chaise.

Dining
From the casual poolside comfort of H2(EAU) to the sophistication of DJT, one of Las Vegas’ premier hotel dining experiences, to impeccable in-room service or even an in-room chef in your Las Vegas hotel suite or guestroom to prepare culinary specialties in a guest’s kitchen and present the gourmet meal course by course, the Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas ensures that every meal is memorable.

Dining options at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas include modern american cuisine, surrounded by dramatic design or behind curtains in your own private banquet. The DJT Bar just off the Grand Lobby is a destination unto itself and the perfect place to enjoy a signature cocktail or light fare before heading out on the town or upstairs to your suite.

Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas
2000 Fashion Show Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone +1 (702) 982-0000

Hotel Reservations: +1 (866) 939-8786
Main Number: +1 (866) 646-8164
Main Fax: +1 (702) 476-7330

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The best accomodation in Shenzhen BaoAn: Heng Feng Hai Yue Hotel

7 November 2010

HengFeng HaiYue International Hotel is a 5 star luxury business hotel with a total area of 65.000 sq.m.

It is located in BaoAn district, ShenZhen. ‘Bao’in Chinese means ‘Treasure’ and ‘An’ means ‘Peace’. The hotel is conveniently located. 15 minutes drive from ShenZhen BaoAn Airport, 60 minutes drive to Hong Kong, 75 minutes drive to GuangZhou and 90 minutes drive to ZhuHai and Macau. BaoAn airport also offers helicopter services to Hong Kong downtown Central area (15min) and Macau downtown (16 min). Within 3 minutes walk around the hotel, there is a cinema, Starbucks, MacDonald and KFC at your service. The hotel is also 20 minutes drive away from ShenZhen resorts as ShenZhen Waterland, Window of the World, Splendid China and China Folk Culture Village.

The hotel has a total of 266 guest rooms consisting of Standard Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Suite, Executive Suite, Deluxe Business Room, Superior Business Suite, Deluxe Business Suite, the HaiYue Suite and of course the Presidential Suite. All rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with wideband internet connections and VOD system. A indoor Mediterranean style Garden provides a pleasant and comfortable environment fo

r the guests. Executive guests can be checked in on our executive floor and can enjoy our executive lounge for breakfast and afternoon tea.

Several dining solutions are availble as HaiYue Chinese Restaurant, Ten-ichi Japanese cuisine, Prince Steak House, Atrium Cafe and Lobby Bar. For entertainment and leisure the hotel offers the Moulin Rouge Nightclub, Heng Suana and HaiYue SPA.

Other facilities like outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, snooker room, table tennis Room, gynasium and cigar bar are all located within our hotel premises. Conference rooms and break-out rooms are available for different business purposes.

Address: Xincheng Plaza, 80th Block Baocheng, BaoAn District, Shenzhen 518102, China
Book online or call: +86-4008106868

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